J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Yacht under Sail, with Other Shipping 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Yacht under Sail, with Other Shipping 1827
D20876
Turner Bequest CCXXVIII 16
Pencil on blue wove paper, 136 x 191 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCCCVIII 16’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is among dozens of blue paper studies presumably made in connection with the Cowes Regatta events in the late summer of 1827; see the Introduction to this subsection for other generic harbour and coastal scenes. Here a yacht passes distant moored vessels, with a separate study of a three-masted ship at the top centre.
As noted in the Introduction, the present work and thirty-four other sheets were recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory as unmounted, and ‘formed part of [a] parcel’ labelled by John Ruskin ‘O. 232. Chalk scrawls on grey. Rubbish.’1
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.702.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘232 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXVIII . 16’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Yacht under Sail, with Other Shipping 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-yacht-under-sail-with-other-shipping-r1183408, accessed 26 May 2024.